The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 2


Time: 08:30 am - 11:45 am

Smiths Gully, Yarra Valley
Rob Roy start line Smiths Gully VIC 3760
SMITHS GULLY, Victoria 3760

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The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face takes your running off-road with a series of popular races at breath-taking wilderness locations within a 1hr drive from Melbourne.

Each of the five events in The Series includes a short, medium and long course race that gives you plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running through some magnificent natural landscapes.

You will breathe in plenty of fresh air and grin from ear to ear as you run through valleys lined with tree ferns, weave through towering gum trees and sweep along flowing trails beside rivers, creeks, beaches and lookouts.

Race 1: Sunday 17 June – Westerfolds Park - 5km / 11km / 15km
Race 2: Sunday 15 July – Smiths Gully - 7km / 13km / 18km
Race 3: Sunday 5 August – Silvan, Dandenong Ranges – 7km / 15km / 21km
Race 4: Sunday 16 September – Anglesea – 8km / 15km / 23km
Race 5 - night race: Saturday 6th October – Yarra Bend, Kew – 5km / 11km / 15km

RACE 2: Smiths Gully - Trail Running Series pres. by The North Face

The Trail Running Series presented by The North Face Race 2
Smiths Gully, Yarra Valley

Race 2 of the Trail Running Series takes place at Smiths Gully in the Yarra Valley.

Smiths Gully is a small rural region located in Melbourne’s north eastern outskirts with a delightful mix of farming and bushland, rolling hills and quaint country villages filled with charismatic general stores and well stocked bakeries.

When: Sunday 15th July 2018
Where: Smiths Gully - Rob Roy Hill Climb Venue
375 Clintons Rd
Smiths Gully VIC 3760
-37.642164, 145.282077

Long Course: ~18.5km
Medium Course: ~12.8km
Short Course: ~7.1km
The event centre is located at the infamous Rob Roy Hill Climb (see notes below) whilst all race courses enjoy a diverse mix of 2wd, 4wd roads and sweeping single track through the surrounding bushland. Runners will enjoy views across the Yarra Valley to the south and King Lake to the north whilst following an undulating course that has plenty of variety.

These little known trails will open your eyes to the beautiful rural regions surrounding Melbourne and broaden your love for trail running by exploring somewhere new!

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